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The nomination process

The Regents Scholar nomination process is completely online.  WSU Student Financial Services will send an email to a representative of each qualified Washington high school in September.

A separate nomination form for each student must be submitted.  If your school does not receive the invitation email, please contact Maja Gillespie, Senior Advisor with WSU Student Financial Services, at or 509-335-4883 for more information and assistance.

Find your nominees

We encourage you to nominate your best students based solely on your students’ qualifications, regardless of their level of interest in WSU. Many current Regents Scholars hadn’t considered WSU as one of their college choices until their school nominated them for the scholarship.

Our Regents Scholars often rank in the top two percent of their class, possess a passion for learning, and benefit from a wide range of experience that propels them above their peers. They demonstrate a purposeful, long-term commitment to volunteer activities and causes within their school and in the general community. Several have also achieved their success while facing extraordinary family situations, special personal circumstances, or working part-time jobs. Use the Regents Scholars eligibility calculator to confirm that your students meet the GPA and test score requirements.

Complete your nomination

To complete the nomination form, you will need the following information:

Nominator information

  • Your name
  • Your job title
  • Your email address

Student information

  • Nominee’s current GPA and scores from the SAT or ACT
  • Nominee’s full name as it appears on high school transcript
  • Nominee’s mailing address
  • Nominee’s email address (Please don’t use your school email or a fictitious email for the student. It is very important to provide the student’s actual email address.)
  • Nominee’s date of birth
  • Senior class size
  • Nominee’s gender

Academic recommendation

You’ll be asked to share your knowledge about the student in the following areas.  Responses to each section are limited to 200 words or less.

  • Academic strength
    Describe the student’s academic strengths and interests by addressing grades, range of course selection, advanced placement courses, or Running Start participation (if available), and evidence of challenging him or herself each academic term.
  • Leadership capability
    Describe the student’s leadership capability including initiative, leadership roles in a variety of settings, the ability to take on additional challenges, and entrepreneurship.
  • Extracurricular activities
    Describe the student’s extracurricular activities and cultural involvement, paying particular attention to purposeful, long-term commitment to volunteer and community activities or family responsibilities; also include activities such as clubs, performing arts, service organizations, and sports.
  • Learning attitude
    Describe the student’s attitude toward learning; for example, you may discuss attributes such as breadth of intellectual interests, mental flexibility, love of learning, and ability to thrive in a self-directed academic setting.
  • Personal observation
    Describe the settings where you have observed the student and what was remarkable about what you observed.

Once the nomination has been submitted and received, future communication from WSU will be sent directly to the nominated student. Nominated students must complete and submit a WSU application for admission and WSU scholarship application, as well as submit their official high school transcript and SAT or ACT test scores directly to WSU.

Tell us a bit about yourself so we can send you the right information. (Lighter fields are required.)


Your Plans

Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU A series of fall and spring semester events for admitted students. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Fall Preview Oct. 14 & 28 This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more.
  • Game Day Tours Coming to a home football game? Add a tour to your day and see what academics and athletics is all about at WSU.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction An exclusive and invitation-only program for freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU.
  • Future Cougars Embracing Diversity An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Out-of-State Experience A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.

Campus tours
  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • Scholarships Make sure to apply for scholarships along with your admission application.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

Not sure? Find out more about our different applications.

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